|One of Calhoun's well-known ladies Oleta Yoak Hill has died at 93|
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill
UM Church with the Rev. Rick Metheney and the Rev. Carroll McCauley
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Stump
Funeral Home in Grantsville. The OES will have a service at 7:30
Ms. Hill was a delegate to the United Methodist Conference for 52
years, a member of the Pleasant Hill UM for 85 years, where she
served for many years as the adult Sunday School teacher.
Ms. Oleta (pictured left) was a member of the CCHS Class
of 1929, with the yearbook saying "She lives about three miles from
school. During this term she has walked while most of her less
energetic classmates of Grantsville were lying in bed ... She has a
talent for music which we discovered when she and her brother, who
accompanied her on the guitar sang "Just 40 Years Ago."
She was a former radio operator for the West Virginia State Police, a
1992 Belle at the West Virginia Folk Festival, a 50-year member of the
Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #73 of Grantsville and a former high
priestess of the White Shrine.
Surviving, three brothers, Ivy Von Yoak and his wife Freda of
Grantsville; Don Yoak and his wife Lucretta of Spencer and Harold
Yoak and his wife Eileen of Parkersburg.
Surviving, step-grandchildren are Tammy Marion of Wisconsin, Jimmy
and Billy Bell of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband James Lamp and her
second husband Olin Hill, also three brothers, Morris, Paul and
Glendon Yoak and two sisters Mildred Yoak and Betty Ann
The family requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be
made to the Pleasant Hill UM Church.
Note: All the members of the Class of 1929 can be viewed through their high school yearbook on Norma Knott's Shaffers homepage under LINKS.